I have been looking forward to the end of July. Not because I love summer (which I do). Not because we were taking a vacation. I was excited because the next Star Trek movie would be coming out. I saw it last week, and it was awesome.
I admit it. I am a nerd at heart.
I love sci-fi and horror films. I read all of the Harry Potter and Hunger Games books and saw the movies in the theaters. I am working on the Divergent series.
I loved The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. We have the extended versions of all of them.
I am a Science Channel junkie, especially anything that has to do with space. Neil Degrasse Tyson is my hero.
I would sign up for the program to go to Mars if I did not have a family. On days they were driving me completely insane, I had to restrain myself from putting in an application.
I was a huge sci-fi fan when I was young and religiously watched all of the Star Trek reruns and movies. I saw all of the Star Wars films in the theaters. But as I got older, I thought sci-fi was, well, not cool. And the most important thing in any teen's life is to try to fit in. So I diligently suppressed my science fiction urges.
Then in the 1990's a new Star Trek series was launched. My husband and I loved Star Trek: The Next Generation and watched it faithfully. It was then I realized that I was a grown-up and did not have to answer to anyone for my likes or dislikes.
The point is we are all adults. None of has to hide our inner geek urges any longer. It it time to embrace them, people.
I invite all of you to confess your deepest dweeb secrets right here and now. Let go of those inhibitions. Embrace your inner nerd.
Do it now. Let your geek flag fly, my friends.